Hawaii Becomes First State to Get a Hand Gesture

June 26, 2024
| Reported by Emma Richter
Hawaii has become the first US state to claim an official hand gesture known as the ‘shaka.’

On Monday, Governor Josh Green signed Senate Bill 3312 making the notable pinky and thumb gesture, also known as the ‘hang loose’ symbol, Hawaii’s very own.

The bill was initially introduced in January as a way for Hawaiians to share their pride through the symbol that ‘truly separates’ Hawaiians from everyone else in the world.

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